Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God
By Sam Crabtree, Foreword by John Piper
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About Practicing Affirmation
It happens in marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, workplaces, and churches: Communication falters, friendships wane, teenagers withdraw, marriages fail, and bitter rifts sever once-strong ties. Christian communities are no exception. Why do so many of our relationships suffer from alienation, indifference, and even hostility?
Author Sam Crabtree believes that often at the heart of these breakdowns is a lack of affirmation. He observes in Scripture that God grants mercy to those who refresh others, and in life that people tend to be influenced by those who praise them. Crabtree shows how a robust “God-centered affirmation ratio” refreshes others and honors God.
Practicing Affirmation sounds a call to recognize and affirm the character of Christ in others. When done well, affirmation does not fuel pride in the person, but refreshes them and honors God. All who are discouraged in relationships will find wisdom and practical insight in this book.
—C. J. Mahaney, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
—Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
—Bruce Johnson, President, SIM, Charlotte, North Carolina
—Ron Wickard, Pastor, Richland Church, Mina, South Dakota
|Size:||5.25 in x 8.0 in|
|Published:||February 28, 2011|